4 Ways to Make Camp Coffee
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4 Ways to Make Camp Coffee

Coffee is essential for kickstarting epic days and managing ordinary ones, and you don't have to go without your favorite morning beverage while camping. With the right equipment and techniques, you can make a delicious cup of coffee no matter where you are. Here are some of our favorite ways to make coffee while camping:

The Grind

Before embarking on your outdoor coffee adventure, it's important to ensure your coffee beans are ground to perfection. Our Javamill is the perfect handheld coffee grinder for this task, as it is lightweight and compact enough to fit in your backpack. Take the time to find your ideal grind at home before you depart, and rest assured that a delicious cup of coffee is just minutes away, making it easier to rise and shine on chilly mornings.

Pour Over

Best for: Backpackers and ultralight packers

Making coffee with a pour-over method is an excellent option for camping, as it doesn't require any electricity and allows you to make a fresh cup of coffee one at a time. Our Collapsible Javadrip is a lightweight and compact pour-over coffee maker that is easy to pack and use. Simply place the Java Drip over your mug, add a #4 filter and ground coffee, and pour hot water over the grounds. The result is a delicious and fresh cup of coffee.

French Press

Best for: Large groups

An insulated French press is another popular option for making coffee while camping, especially if you’re with a large group of people. Our Glacier Stainless Javapress is built for camping and travel – but totally awesome at home, too – this JavaPress is built tough and light, cleans up fast and easy, and makes amazing coffee that stays hot longer. Simply add ground coffee and hot water to the press, let it steep for a few minutes, and then press down the plunger. The result is a bold and flavorful cup of coffee.


Best for: Car campers and those who want to upgrade from cowboy coffee

If you're looking for a classic camping coffee experience, consider using a percolator. The Glacier Stainless Coffee Percolator is a sturdy and durable option that can be used over a campfire or stove. You can make your coffee and breakfast at the same time! Simply add water and ground coffee to the percolator and heat it up. As the water boils, it will pass through the coffee grounds, creating a bold and flavorful cup of coffee.

Portable Espresso Maker

Best for: Coffee snobs and those who need a little extra caffeine in the morning

For those who love espresso, a portable espresso maker can be a camping game-changer. The MiniEspresso Set is a compact and lightweight option that allows you to make espresso while camping. Lightweight and exceptionally portable, this mini, stovetop espresso maker packs small and brews fast. No matter how far your adventures take you, you're never more than a few minutes from your morning espresso.

Making coffee while camping is easier than you might think, and GSI Outdoors offers a range of quality products to help you enjoy your favorite morning beverage no matter where you are. Whether you prefer pour-over, French press, percolator, or espresso, there is a GSI Outdoors product that can help you make the perfect cup of coffee. Happy camping!

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